Welcome to Coffee Snobs adoom.
Doom? Could be an appropriate word if you dont know what youre looking for, if you can even look before buying from that site.
An auction house I visit auctions a LOT (pun intended) of used espresso machines.
Having visited many times I can attest to the very sorry state most used machines are that they get in.
Most of their stock comes from liquidations of businesses.
Now that in itself may be an explanation as to the filthy condition Ive seen but they auction all "as is".
There are bargains to be had though as a lot of it is probably superficial grime and the underlying machine may work fine but they would be a project of love for a Coffee Snob as the initial cheap buy would be offset by plenty of time and maybe a few gaskets etc.
I did once manage to see a machine in the flesh from that website.
It was fairly local, so handy, but typically of most of the ads Ive read, it was not set up to run so no demo was possible.
Again, a possible "pig in a poke".
Have you noticed that a lot of the ads for used coffee machines on that site state the seller knows nothing about coffee machines and they are selling it for a friend?
And the picture of the machine is usually on the driveway of their house?
Alarm bells ring very loud to me.
Being your first machine I say NO! Dont do it.
You will probably disappoint yourself and that isnt a good thing.
Get the Lelit...learn some more...and if you feel like restoring a used commercial machine sometime in the future, youll be more well informed and prepared to do so.
My 03 cents worth.